Could that meeting be any more boring?

There can't be many of us in the voluntary sector who haven't spent time in a poorly run meeting. But I doubt it is a problem unique to any particular industry. Indeed, employees generally are said to waste up to 13 complete days a year in unproductive meetings. But why is this the case? After all, … Continue reading Could that meeting be any more boring?

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Shouldn’t the voluntary sector be making calls for a final say?

What a shambles. The government has released another tranche of papers on what to expect if there is no deal, but the shape of a final outcome is still no clearer. Yet it’s the biggest and most significant event in decades. Undoing almost 50 years of EU membership will affect almost every aspect of our … Continue reading Shouldn’t the voluntary sector be making calls for a final say?

Lasting Relationships: IoF East Midlands Conference

Every fundraiser knows the art of raising money is through the stories we tell. But how long the story lasts is not always so easy to establish. One thing is for sure, whether that interaction lasts a moment, a decade or a lifetime rests on how we manage each relationship. The Institute of Fundraising East … Continue reading Lasting Relationships: IoF East Midlands Conference

More noise needed from VCSE organisations over Brexit

By Guest Blogger: David Green, Green Pepper Consulting So it looks like a hard Brexit is still the government’s goal, or failing that, no deal at all. Come what may, it seems their desire to stop British and European citizens moving freely across EU borders trumps everything else. Never mind that the 23 June referendum … Continue reading More noise needed from VCSE organisations over Brexit

A thoughtless Tweet could cost you your job

Have you ever regretted sending that last Tweet? Someone I know was offered a really high profile job. Days later however, the content of a rather unfortunate late night Tweet resulted in the offer being withdrawn. Careless? Certainly, but costly consequences like this, whether accidental or from deliberate misuse of social media, are nothing new. … Continue reading A thoughtless Tweet could cost you your job

Moving into management can be a lonely process

By David Green Being good at your job is rewarding; and it is certainly something that employers welcome. So much so in fact that it isn’t unusual for the good worker to become a new manager. After all, the good worker knows the ropes, is clearly capable; and always get results. So surely management material? … Continue reading Moving into management can be a lonely process